How to change the shape of Floating Action Button (FAB) on android?-ThrowExceptions

Exception or error:

In our android app we need to create a floating action button which isn’t the default circle but a square with with three rounded corners. The fab looks like in the image below:

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I managed to create such a form but don’t know how to apply it to my fab, or if it’s even possible. The xml file for the shape looks like this:

   <shape xmlns:android=""
    <solid android:color="@color/red" />

I tried to change the form with


but this changes only the icon inside my button.
I think I need to extend FloatingActionButton but I have no idea how.

Is there a way to change the shape of the fab? If someone has already achieved this I would appreciate to see a sample.

How to solve:

The FloatingActionButton provided by the support libraries can not be extended as the methods that would need to be replaced are set to private. Material Components (which is the official AndroidX replacement for the support library) has Shape Theming on the roadmap for ~October-December, which will let you do just that officially and easily (without having to extend the view).

But it’s not available just yet, so in the meantime, I forked customFloatingActionButton by robertlevonyan, and with some slight modifications, it allows you to use your own custom shape. The source code is available here.

To add it to your project with Gradle, you’ll need to use jitpack. You can add it like this:

allprojects {
   repositories {
       maven { url '' }

Then implement my fork:

implementation 'com.github.JediBurrell:customFloatingActionButton:-SNAPSHOT'

Next we’ll create the shape, the one you created should work fine.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<shape xmlns:android="" android:shape="rectangle">
        android:bottomRightRadius="@dimen/fab_circle_radius" />
    <solid android:color="@color/colorAccent" />

Then finally add it to your layout (more FAB options are listed in the Github repo):

    app:fabColor="@color/red" />

And here’s how that looks:


What you’re looking for is changing the background of your button


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